Three Arab Leaders to Attend Saudi Meeting Amid Tensions With Iran – Report

Three Arab leaders have confirmed their intention to take part in a summit hosted by Saudi Arabia amid rising tensions around Iran, according to Masrawy news website report. According to the report, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah as-Sisi, Tunisian President Beji Caid es-Sebsi and Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas have confirmed their participation in the summit which will take place in Mecca on 30 May. … Continue reading “Three Arab Leaders to Attend Saudi Meeting Amid Tensions With Iran – Report”

Bipartisan Thirst for More War: 75% of US Congress Calls on Trump to Boost Intervention in Syria, to ‘Pressure’ Iran and Russia

While the Donald Trump administration is threatening two new wars on Iran and Venezuela, a substantial majority of the US Congress is clamoring for more immediate action. Nearly 400 Congress members from both chambers — roughly 75 percent of all … The post Bipartisan Thirst for More War: 75% of US Congress Calls on Trump … Continue reading “Bipartisan Thirst for More War: 75% of US Congress Calls on Trump to Boost Intervention in Syria, to ‘Pressure’ Iran and Russia”

Western Media Parrot Flawed Narrative on UAE Fujairah “Sabotage”. Iran Taking the Blame

The May 12 explosions off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates–one of the oil-shipping hubs across the globe–has become a controversy shrouded in mystery that could serve the interests of those seeking escalated tensions in Iran relations. With details … The post Western Media Parrot Flawed Narrative on UAE Fujairah “Sabotage”. Iran Taking the … Continue reading “Western Media Parrot Flawed Narrative on UAE Fujairah “Sabotage”. Iran Taking the Blame”

Bolton Claims US Has ‘Deep, Serious’ Intel on ‘Iran Regime Threat’ – Reports

Bolton claimed that Washington has “deep and serious” intelligence on the threat posed by Iran but declined to provide any details. On 12 May, four oil tankers, including two Saudi vessels and a UAE-flagged ship, were targeted by a mysterious attack near the UAE’s exclusive economic zone. Although no one has claimed responsibility for the sabotage, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed … Continue reading “Bolton Claims US Has ‘Deep, Serious’ Intel on ‘Iran Regime Threat’ – Reports”

The US Is Aware the Confrontation with Iran Is over a Large Geographical Area

US President Donald Trump no longer has any cards to wave in the face of Iran nor any grounds for negotiation. He can only resort to more economic sanctions and wait by the phone for a call from Iran, unlikely … The post The US Is Aware the Confrontation with Iran Is over a Large … Continue reading “The US Is Aware the Confrontation with Iran Is over a Large Geographical Area”

L’Iran propose un “pacte de non-agression” à ses voisins du Golfe

Le chef de la diplomatie iranienne, Mohammad Javad Zarif, a proposé dimanche un “pacte de non-agression” entre l’Iran et ses voisins du Golfe, ajoutant que Téhéran désirait bâtir des relations équilibrée avec tous les Etats de cette région du globe. En déplacement en Irak, le ministre iranien des Affaires étrangères a assuré que son pays … Continue reading “L’Iran propose un “pacte de non-agression” à ses voisins du Golfe”

L’anomie et le règne des hors-la-loi

Par Alexandre Moumbaris – Le 15 mai 2019 – Source Les Dossiers du BIP Anomie [« ανομία » provient du grec « α » (négatif) et « νόμος », loi ou principe] est le contexte dans lequel les lois et les principes font défaut, et en occurrence aussi les règles, la foi accordée aux traités, à la parole donnée… Par conséquent un contexte d’anomie … Continue reading “L’anomie et le règne des hors-la-loi”

«L’Etat islamique est une émanation de la CIA»

Pour lui, la résolution du conflit palestino-israélien ne peut se faire qu’en «mettant fin au système d’apartheid, comme cela s’est réalisé en Afrique du Sud ou même en Algérie». C’est une accusation grave qu’a portée hier l’historien et ancien ministre libanais Georges Corm à l’encontre de l’Occident en général. Invité à l’émission «Géopolitis» de la … Continue reading “«L’Etat islamique est une émanation de la CIA»”

La prospérité, la sécurité et la dignité du peuple algérien ne sont pas négociables.

Il semblerait que notre général en chef va régulièrement « en consultation » à Dubaï (cf. papier joint ci-dessous). Même s’il faut évidemment faire attention à toutes sortes de manipulations et d’intoxications (et Le Point et les BHL sont très actifs dans les coulisses), il n’est pas question que l’avenir de notre pays se discute … Continue reading “La prospérité, la sécurité et la dignité du peuple algérien ne sont pas négociables.”

Netanyahu pousse Trump vers de nouveaux sommets de tension mondiale puis l’abandonne

Le premier ministre israélien Benyamin Netanyahu a prétendu avoir convaincu le président américain Donald Trump d’abandonner l’accord sur le nucléaire iranien, et souhaité que l’Iran « disparaisse avec l’aide de Dieu  ». Israël possède beaucoup plus d’expérience pour traiter avec …

Sous la menace de « déployer des troupes contre l’Iran »…

… La montagne accouche d’une souris Par Moon of Alabama – Le 24 mai 2019 Le 13 mai, une fuite dans le New York Times déclenchait la menace d’envoyer des « troupes contre l’Iran » : L’armée américaine étudie un plan de déploiement de 120 000 soldats au Moyen-Orient alors que les tensions avec l’Iran s’intensifient – … Continue reading “Sous la menace de « déployer des troupes contre l’Iran »…”

Le Pentagone présentera des plans de déploiement militaire

Le Pentagone devrait soumettre à la Maison-Blanche des plans visant à envoyer jusqu’à 10 000 militaires au Moyen-Orient, sur fond de tensions croissantes avec l’Iran, ont rapporté jeudi des médias américains. Ces plans seront présentés jeudi lors d’une réunion de haut niveau à la Maison-Blanche, a précisé l’agence Associated Press, citant des officiels anonymes de … Continue reading “Le Pentagone présentera des plans de déploiement militaire”

US Sounds the Alarm: “Iran Is Moving Its Country Ever Closer to Our Troops!”

The tensions between Washington and Tehran are continuing to increase. The United States is accusing Iran of moving its borders ever closer to US troops. By now some American soldiers are almost in firing range. “Iran is using its territory to harass our peacefully deployed troops,” said US National Security Advisor John Bolton. “Some of the … Continue reading “US Sounds the Alarm: “Iran Is Moving Its Country Ever Closer to Our Troops!””

Iran resets its foreign policy calculus

(Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Beijing,  May 17, 2019.) The unannounced overnight visit by Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to Pakistan on Thursday can be seen at the very minimum as forming part of a diplomatic campaign in the backdrop of the war clouds building … Continue reading “Iran resets its foreign policy calculus”

Ventes d’armes à Riyad : Washington invoque «l’agression iranienne», le Congrès proteste

L’administration américaine de Donald Trump a annoncé le 24 mai de nouvelles ventes d’armes à l’Arabie saoudite et aux Emirats arabes unis, en invoquant «l’agression iranienne» pour contourner un Congrès de plus en plus hostile à l’attitude de Riyad. Le chef de la diplomatie américaine Mike Pompeo a confirmé le recours à une procédure d’«urgence» … Continue reading “Ventes d’armes à Riyad : Washington invoque «l’agression iranienne», le Congrès proteste”

“We’re Being Played”: Tucker Carlson Features Leaked Syria Chemical Attack Memo (VIDEO)

On Thursday night Fox’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” featured rare prime time coverage of the bombshell leaked OPCW report which refuted key events surrounding the April 2018 alleged chemical gas attack in Douma, Syria — which resulted in massive US and allied airstrikes on Damascus, nearly leading to a major war at the time. And now new allegations are looming which could once … Continue reading ““We’re Being Played”: Tucker Carlson Features Leaked Syria Chemical Attack Memo (VIDEO)”

The Trump Administration Is Declaring a Fake Emergency to Sell Weapons to Saudi Arabia

The Trump administration chose the Friday afternoon before Memorial Day weekend to invoke an obscure state-of-emergency provision that would allow it to sell billions of dollars in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without giving Congress a chance to block the sale. A Democratic congressional source told The Intercept on Friday that the … Continue reading “The Trump Administration Is Declaring a Fake Emergency to Sell Weapons to Saudi Arabia”

Foreign Policy and the Establishment of Religion

by Paul R. Pillar The opening line of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution bans any law “respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”. It is no accident that this prohibition has pride of place in the Bill of Rights. It is fundamental to the founding of the republic. Several … Continue reading “Foreign Policy and the Establishment of Religion”

A Survey of Arab Youth Highlights Gaps between Policies and Aspirations

by James M. Dorsey Results of a recent annual survey of Arab youth concerns about their future suggest that Arab autocracies have yet to deliver expected public services and goods, explain autocratic efforts to promote nationalism, and indicate that jobs and social freedoms are more important than political rights. The survey provides insights that should … Continue reading “A Survey of Arab Youth Highlights Gaps between Policies and Aspirations”

Trump’s “Emergency” Sale to Saudi Arabia Must Not Stand

by William D. Hartung Congressional opposition to U.S. support for the brutal Saudi/UAE war in Yemen has been growing in the past few years. It has underpinned the work of a network of peace, human rights, and humanitarian aid groups who are moved to end what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst … Continue reading “Trump’s “Emergency” Sale to Saudi Arabia Must Not Stand”

Israel: “Wiped off The Map”. The Rumor of the Century, Fabricated by the US Media to Justify An All out War on Iran

Global Research Editor’s Note The following text by Arash Norouzi first published by the Mossadegh Project and Global Research in January 2007 confirms that the alleged “Wiped Off the Map” statement  by Iran’s president was never made. In the light … The post Israel: “Wiped off The Map”. The Rumor of the Century, Fabricated by the … Continue reading “Israel: “Wiped off The Map”. The Rumor of the Century, Fabricated by the US Media to Justify An All out War on Iran”

Iran’s Relations with India and Pakistan. Couldn’t Be More Different

Iran is becoming increasingly desperate after the US intensified the economic component of its Hybrid War on the country, and while Indian Prime Minister Modi snubbed the Islamic Republic’s top diplomat during his visit to the country earlier this month … The post Iran’s Relations with India and Pakistan. Couldn’t Be More Different appeared first … Continue reading “Iran’s Relations with India and Pakistan. Couldn’t Be More Different”

Peace with Iran Is a Good Thing

After weeks of drama with Iranian ‘threats’ and having conducted classified briefings with Congress on Tuesday, acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by his side, informed a press briefing that “there will be … The post Peace with Iran Is a Good Thing appeared first on Global Research.

The Geography of War: No Iraq…? No Iran!

As Iraq/ Iran economic ties continue to strengthen, with Iraq recently signing on for billions of cubic meters of Iranian natural gas, the shift towards Russian influence was certified as Iraq sent a delegation to Moscow to negotiate the purchase of the S-400 anti-aircraft system. The post The Geography of War: No Iraq…? No Iran! … Continue reading “The Geography of War: No Iraq…? No Iran!”

Iran, Venezuela and the Throes of Empire

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair With the Trump administration threatening war against Iran and Venezuela, the question of how the U.S. was brought to this point needs to be considered. To argue that current circumstances are particular to this administration is to overlook U.S. history vis-a-vis both Iran and Venezuela and that between them they … Continue reading “Iran, Venezuela and the Throes of Empire”

The Dangerous Demise of Disarmament

Photograph Source: Community of the Ark of Lanza del Vasto – CC BY-SA 3.0 Donald Trump and his national security team have weakened virtually every aspect of American foreign policy over the past two years.  U.S. bilateral relations with both Russia and China have worsened, driving Moscow and Beijing into their closest relationship in more … Continue reading “The Dangerous Demise of Disarmament”

War is War on Mother Earth

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “In order to achieve the massive systemic and cultural transformations required for mitigating climate change…we’re going to have to deal with the socially sanctioned, institutionalized violence perpetrated by U.S. foreign policy that is pouring fuel on the fire of global warming.” – Stacy Bannerman Climate Change Causes War  There is … Continue reading “War is War on Mother Earth”

The (Small-d) Democrat’s Dilemma

The Trump presidency has been a disaster for the country and the world; a second Trump term would be calamitous.  The menace must be stopped. The sad fact is, though, that for Trump to lose in 2020, a (big-D) Democrat will have to win. This means that the responsible thing for (small-d) democrats to do … Continue reading “The (Small-d) Democrat’s Dilemma”

Gaslighters of God

And Elohim Created Adam by William Blake, c. 1795 A number of evangelical Christians tell us that Donald Trump’s presidency is heaven sent, which indicates that they know God’s will and can even speak for God. In reality, they are using God to gaslight their followers and other citizens into believing that Trump’s presidency is … Continue reading “Gaslighters of God”

Gulf of Tonkin ‘Crisis’, Iranian Style

Photograph Source: United States Navy – Public Domain The United States government is always beating the war drums; it’s what violent, rogue nations do. Currently, a non-issue in the Middle East is being seized upon as a threat to the mighty U.S. The headlines were sensational: ‘Saudi Arabia says Oil Tankers Attacked as Iranian Tensions … Continue reading “Gulf of Tonkin ‘Crisis’, Iranian Style”

Senator Schumer’s Divine Mission

Back on 31 March 2019 I wrote an essay entitled “God and U.S. Foreign Policy.” The central figure in that essay was Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Pompeo is a Christian fundamentalist who believes that God is at work when it comes to both sustaining Israeli society as well as the U.S. foreign policies that underpin it. … Continue reading “Senator Schumer’s Divine Mission”

Hmmh, Something Is Missing Here…What Could It Be?

And I can not exactly put my finger on what it is (wink, wink). As manufacturer of these commemorative coins states: After a long four years of war and sacrifice in World War II, the Allies were finally victorious. It was a time for the Greatest Generation to rejoice and reflect on the gains and … Continue reading “Hmmh, Something Is Missing Here…What Could It Be?”

The Geography of War: No Iraq…? No Iran!, by Brett Redmayne-Titley

No other country in the Middle East is as important in countering America’s rush to provide Israel with another war than Iraq. Fortunately for Iran, the winds of change in Iraq and the many other local countries under similar threat, thus, make up an unbroken chain of border to border support. This support is only…

Russia and the Future of Europe

by John Feffer Europe is gearing up for much-anticipated elections this week to the European parliament. Austria, however, now has to deal with a very unexpected snap election — thanks to a drunk politician, a Russian honeypot, and a leaked video. This scandal currently rocking Austria may ultimately play a decisive role in the European … Continue reading “Russia and the Future of Europe”

Chabahar: Still Exempted from Iran Sanctions

by James M. Dorsey The Indian-backed Iranian port of Chabahar has emerged as a major loophole in a tightening military and economic noose and ever harsher U.S. sanctions that President Donald J. Trump, reluctant to be sucked into yet another war, sees as the best way to either force Tehran to its knees or achieve … Continue reading “Chabahar: Still Exempted from Iran Sanctions”

Turkey Has Folded to US Pressure, Is No Longer Importing Any Iranian Oil

Turkey blasted US sanctions but decided not actually to run afoul of them Turkey has closed its ports to Iranian oil, fully complying with U.S. sanctions against its main supplier, despite Ankara publicly criticising the United States’ move to end import waivers and warning of a struggle to tap alternative producers. The U.S. decision to … Continue reading “Turkey Has Folded to US Pressure, Is No Longer Importing Any Iranian Oil”

Iran’s University Admissions: Barrier to Corruption

by Shervin Malekzadeh The unfolding university admissions scandal here in the United States has been an education in American exceptionalism. That the standard of entry to higher education might include the ability to play squash or ride a show horse proves difficult to explain to much of the rest of the world, where high-stakes standardized … Continue reading “Iran’s University Admissions: Barrier to Corruption”

The Belligerence of Empire

Photograph Source: Sgt. Ajenis Nunez – Public Domain “Capitalism’s gratuitous wars and sanctioned greed have jeopardized the planet and filled it with refugees. Much of the blame for this rests squarely on the shoulders of the government of the United States. Seventeen years after invading Afghanistan, after bombing it into the ‘stone age’ with the … Continue reading “The Belligerence of Empire”

Living in a Nation of Political Narcissists

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair In this country, reactions to the Mueller report have been all-American beyond belief. Let’s face it, when it comes to election meddling, it’s been me, me, me, 24/7 here. Yes, in some fashion some set of Russians meddled in the last election campaign, whether it was, as Jared Kushner improbably claimed, … Continue reading “Living in a Nation of Political Narcissists”

So Many Wars: Remembering Friends in Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Kurdistan and Turkey 

It’s been so long since I have written, that I don’t know where to begin. I pick up a binder and begin scanning through past “Dear Friends” letters.  As I read, memories of trips to Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Kurdistan and Turkey begin to flood my consciousness.   So many beautiful faces and stories.  So many years … Continue reading “So Many Wars: Remembering Friends in Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Kurdistan and Turkey “

Trump Sends out “Genocidal Tweets” Then Wonders Why Iranians Won’t Talk to Him

If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019 To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE … Continue reading “Trump Sends out “Genocidal Tweets” Then Wonders Why Iranians Won’t Talk to Him”